7 June 2023
Manufactured and programmed by PACE Mechanical Handling, the digital load cell allows packers to easily set the desired weight of the sack being filled and delivers speed enhancements and accuracy to within the weight of one potato.
The first digital load cell display was installed at a West Sussex potato grower’s packhouse along with PACE’s Orion automatic sack presenter and a CBC sack placer and stitcher line.
“We developed the new digital load cell to take advantage of our new bespoke electronic plc, which allows us to integrate several new features, such as weighing calculations,” says Nick Cesare, Director of PACE Mechanical Handling. “As the new digital load cell display can work with other control panel devices, monitoring the weigher elevator’s belt speed and run times, we can ensure consistent packing and longevity.
“We have used our years of experience in bagging root crops and studying how they flow through the process to perfect the system. We believe combining our new digital weighing display with our Orion Weighers and sack placer, and stitchers gives the best available combination of accuracy, speed, reliability and longevity.”
Midhurst potato grower R D Renwick Ltd has used the new digital load cell display since early May.
“We’ve enjoyed quite an increase in demand for our produce in the last year, so we needed to add a second line to our packing operation,” says James Renwick. “We have been really impressed with PACE and their line so far. It is very easy to use, runs quickly and is accurate. It has more than met our expectations.”
The new digital load cell display, which took a year to develop, replaces a third party that had become difficult to source and service due to Brexit.
For more information about PACE Mechanical Handling and its robotic and automated packing lines, call 01775 630 900 or email email@example.com